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Climbing challenge set for live TV

Posted 20 April 2010
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Climbing challenge set for live TV
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The BBC is to screen live an attempt by two climbers to scale one of Britain's toughest cliffs.

Dave Macleod and Tim Emmett will be putting on their climbing shoes and taking on the Sron Uladail sea cliff on the Isle of Harris, which has the largest overhang of any rock face in the UK.

A reconnaissance of the route is currently delayed because a pair of golden eagles is nesting on the cliff and the climbers do not want to disturb the birds.

The climb will be shown live on BBC2 Scotland on August 28th and may inspire those living near the Go Outdoors stores in Coatbridge or Clydebank to invest in some climbing hardware to take on their own challenges.

Meanwhile, those keen to go climbing in north Wales may soon have better access to routes in the old Dinorwig slate quarries on the slopes of Elidir Fawr above Llanberis.

The British Mountaineering Council has said it is currently negotiating with First Hydro - which runs the hydroelectric power station below the mountain - about access to climbing challenges in the vicinity.

Posted by Dan Mirza